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Mr. McNulty: The range of enforcement powers and penalties which are currently available to address antisocial vehicle use are simple to use and when employed appropriately are effective in stopping nuisance. There are no plans at present to introduce new legal sanctions to address this problem.
Mr. McNulty: There are no current targets for police activity on child protection. However, the Home Office is working with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Department of Health (DoH) and Centrex to explore what indicators might be developed for the police in their role as child abuse investigators.
Mr. Scott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers were in post in each police authority in England and Wales in the last three years for which figures are available. 
|Police community support officer strength( 1) (FTE)( 2) by police force as at 30 September 2004 to 30 September 2006|
|Police force||30 September 2004||30 September 2005||30 September 2006|
|(1) This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.|
(2) Full-time equivalent includes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to reclassify crimes involving cash and valuables in transit from business crime to a category of serious crime; and if he will make a statement. 
The Government recognise the seriousness of cash and valuables in transit (CVIT) robbery and the impact these attacks have on both victims and witnesses. We are currently working hard with stakeholders to establish a cross-industry response to the problem. We are planning a national stakeholder conference in April which will build on the recommendations for action from a London conference to be held on 7 March. Our intention is to develop a programme that will address all aspects of CVIT deliveries.
The offence of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs (offence code 4.6) is recorded together with causing death by dangerous driving (offence code 4.4). An individual breakdown of figures within these classifications is not available.
|Table A: Numbers of offences (code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1996 to 1997|
Police crime statistics were recorded on a calendar year basis up to 1997 and thereafter on a financial year basis.
|Table B: Numbers of offences (code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1998-99 to 2001-02|
An expanded offence coverage and revised set of counting rules were introduced in April 1998. Figures recorded before and after this date are therefore not directly comparable.
|Table C: Numbers of offences (Code 4.4 and 4.6) recorded for Lancashire police force area, 2002-03 to 2005-06|
Numbers of recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in April 2002. These data are not directly comparable with earlier years.
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